“E.C. Diskin is the best and brightest new mystery writer to come along in a long time. In her powerful second novel Broken Grace, her use of language is deft and skillful—she turns a lovely phrase. Her characters, especially her women, are both real and original. Her story raises intriguing questions about identity, memory, association, trust, and the self on its most essential level. This is not so much a ‘whodunit’ as a ‘whoisit?’” —Peter Ferry, author of Travel Writing and Old Heart
“The tension never relents in this five-star page turner…This is a masterfully crafted story in the best traditions of classical murder mysteries…Every scene adds tension to Grace’s plight and ends at the edge of another emotional cliff, daring the reader to put the book down…If you love a fast-moving mystery that keeps you guessing, Broken Grace is highly recommended.” —Windy City Reviews
“E.C. Diskin is a master at gracefully infusing plot with suspense, riveting her readers from page one. Each chapter takes you deeper and deeper into the cavernous darkness. And just when you think you have a handle on what’s happening, Diskin expertly turns another card, sending us down a completely different path. Much like passing a tragic accident, we can’t help but slow down to gape." —Coley Sohn, writer and director of Sassy Pants
“On its police procedural merits alone, the novel is excellent. The device of revealing the plot through Grace’s emerging memories, as well as through Bishop and Hackett’s investigation, is genius. E.C. Diskin has a sensitive grasp of human behavior, and great noir chops. Broken Grace is an exceptional thriller with hairpin plot turns and moral complexity.” —The Wiseacre
About the Author
E.C. Diskin grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and Chicago. Though she spent several years as an attorney in Chicago, she's now a full-time writer and mother of two. Diskin and her family live in Illinois, with a cool old boxer and a sweet baby Cavapoo.